The Digivisio 2030 project is one of the decade’s most significant digitalization projects for higher education institutions in Finland. Its aim is to ensure flexible learning opportunities for learners as well as to improve the competitiveness of Finnish higher education institutions globally, while preserving their autonomy and opportunities for strong profiling.
All Finnish higher education institutions have pledged their contribution to the Digivisio 2030 project and signed a participation agreement.
“It is unique that all Finnish higher education institutions are committed to a shared long-term vision and a change project. The fact that all of them have now signed a participation agreement is a great milestone on the way to a shared Digivisio,” says Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University and chair of the steering group for the Digivisio 2030 project.
During the preparatory phase, all higher education institutions committed themselves to Digivisio and project planning by signing a letter of intent. The Digivisio 2030 participation agreement is an extension of the letter of intent, and the administrative model and implementation of the project are agreed upon in it. In addition, the participation agreement lays out common key principles that ensure implementation in a transparent and flexible manner so that it is possible to apply for and obtain funding for the project from different sources. The participation agreement also enables the participation of higher education institution experts in the implementation of the project.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has granted a special grant of EUR 20 million as the first funding for the project. In addition to the special grant, the Ministry of Education and Culture is allocating EUR 17.8 million in strategic funding to the project for 2021-2024.